ARRG Newsletter No.5

The latest ARRG report is titled Australia’s Road Infrastructure is in Crisis (But For Once, The Answer Isn’t More Money).It builds on previous well-received studies by the group and advocates a mandatory reporting regime on the true condition and cost pressures facing roads in every local government of Australia. This would allow a national roads picture to emerge that shows where funding needs to be targeted for best effect – to give access to the most isolation prone communities and industries and improve the safety and productivity of the nation’s most important road corridors.The group’s approach was endorsed by Infrastructure Australia in its 2011 Report to COAG Communicating the Imperative for Action (pp. 55-56 of that report refers).

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